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nap-ster 06-29-2012 07:13 AM

cant access all slices
 
hi, i am new to solaris.... i am unable to use all slices in my vmware(solaris 10). whe n i am using Format command ... at the time of labeling it shows , cant label mounted partition,,, i want to use all slices for SVM... what should i do..... is there any procedure to create new slices........

honeybadger 07-01-2012 03:34 AM

Hope you have read the installation document (if there is any) with solaris.
The thing here is the way the kernel sees the hard drive. Due to some calculation with cylenders and accessible areas of the hard drive it is possible that there is some part of the hard drive that is not seen by the kernel.
What I would suggest here is: format the entire drive as the /.
I think this issue has been sorted out with the x64 architecture, I am not sure though.

jlliagre 07-01-2012 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nap-ster (Post 4714913)
hi, i am new to solaris.... i am unable to use all slices in my vmware(solaris 10). whe n i am using Format command ... at the time of labeling it shows , cant label mounted partition,,, i want to use all slices for SVM... what should i do..... is there any procedure to create new slices........

Please provide more details about your current partition and slice layout and what you want to change in it.

nap-ster 07-01-2012 01:25 PM

"" i am running solaris machine on vmware,,""
i have 6 slices..... c0d0s1 t0 c0d0s6...... as per my procedur for installation process, there i allotted partition in following manner.
/ 15000
swap 1024
/usr 5000
/opt 6000
/var 5000
/export/home 10000
when i am executing format command f0r 1, 2 . 3 , 4 , 5. it shows while labeling that cannot label the partition is mounted on so and so..... same prolem with newfs command.....
please give me detailed solution,,, if possible with command.....

jlliagre 07-01-2012 02:51 PM

What procedure are you following ?
The OS is rightfully refusing you to modify partitions that contain mounted file systems or worst, to newfs them.

nap-ster 07-02-2012 01:49 AM

is there any other procedure.... this procedure is tought by my teacher.... and he is not in contact with me... if have solution then plpz inform mme....

_sa_ 07-02-2012 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nap-ster (Post 4716887)
is there any other procedure.... this procedure is tought by my teacher.... and he is not in contact with me... if have solution then plpz inform mme....

reinstall and use a zfs Root partition:

http://macrae.wordpress.com/2008/11/...tallation-tip/


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